Physics Alive

Physics Alive is the podcast where host, Brad Moser, Ph.D., sparks new life into the physics classroom. Each episode supports and shares the many forward-thinking developments that have come from physics education research and inspiring educators. Brad speaks with teachers who employ innovative and active learning styles, researchers on the frontiers of physics education, catalysts for change on important social issues in the STEM community, and students who want the most out of their education.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 39m. Bisher sind 31 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 21 hours 10 minutes


episode 31: Labs: Stop Verifying and Start Investigating with Natasha Holmes

Natasha Holmes, Assistant Professor at Cornell University, studies teaching and learning in physics and other STEM courses, especially the efficacy of hands-on laboratory courses. She asks: How do we know what labs are achieving? And, what teaching metho...



episode 30: Teaching Expertise with Carl Wieman

Today I’m speaking with Carl Wieman, 2001 Nobel Laureate, Professor of Physics and Professor of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, and recipient of the 2020 Yidan Prize, the world’s largest prize in education. He answers the questio...



episode 29: Fluency Bias and Deliberate Practice with Louis Deslauriers

This is part 2 of an interview with Louis Deslauriers, the Director of Science Teaching and Learning and Senior Preceptor in Physics at Harvard University. We discuss two recent publications from his research group. In the first, he finds that students c...


 2021-09-17  34m

episode 28: The Wins and Challenges of Active Learning with Louis Deslauriers

Louis Deslauriers, the Director of Science Teaching and Learning and Senior Preceptor in Physics at Harvard University, discusses what he’s learned the last decade about the successes and challenges of research-based instructional strategies for both stu...


 2021-09-10  33m

episode 27: Better Allies with Karen Catlin

Show notes at Karen Catlin, a leadership coach and an acclaimed author and speaker on inclusive workplaces. She coaches women to be stronger leaders and men to be better allies for members of all underrepresented groups. In her ...


 2021-08-13  39m

episode 26: 2021 Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching with Anne Cox

In episode #26 of Physics Alive, I speak with the recipient for the 2021 David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching, Anne Cox. She is a Professor of Physics at Eckerd College. This award is given in recogniti...


 2021-08-01  42m

episode 25: 2021 Excellence in K-12 Physics Teaching with Brad Talbert

In episode #25 of Physics Alive, I speak with the 2021 Paul Zitzewitz Excellence in K-12 Physics Teaching Award winner, Brad Talbert. He is a physics teacher at Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah. This award is in recognition for contributions to pr...


 2021-08-01  36m

episode 24: STEPUP for Women in Physics

Show notes also available at Episode Description: STEP UP is a national community of physics teachers, researchers, and professional societies seeking to mobilize physics teachers to help engage young women in physics and chan...


 2021-07-19  50m

episode 23: Sap, Redshift, Justice, and Universal Design for Learning

Today we talk about three articles and one new column from the May 2021 issue of the journal The Physics Teacher. Check out the show notes online at   Journal: The Physics Teacher   Article #1 [Starts @ 2:30]: Title: Sap Is C...


 2021-07-02  40m

episode 22: What's Next? Do We Reinvent Education?

After a year of major upheaval in education due to the global pandemic, we are left wondering “What's Next?” In this episode, a compassionate perspective is offered: focus on healthy teaching and focus on your own wellbeing first. You are what’s next. Al...


 2021-06-25  17m